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Jews say goodbye to flood-ravaged synagogue

By AUTUMN RENDALL HOUSTON CHRONICLE

This article was published February 10, 2018 at 2:33 a.m.

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People look at a display of photos during a final service held at United Orthodox Synagogues in Houston as part of a farewell event. The building was damaged by three recent fl oods that occurred on Memorial Day 2015, on Tax Day 2016, and the fl oods caused by Hurricane Harvey in August last year.

HOUSTON -- Light peeking through stained glass windows illuminated the melancholy faces of the men of United Orthodox Synagogues as they put on their traditional tefillin and tallit to prepare for the temple's last morning prayer. They bowed their heads alongside the women in the congregation, separated by a cloth partition.

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